Care for the Homeless and the New York City Rescue Mission will hold their annual Homeless Persons' Memorial Day observance on Monday, December 21, at 3:30 p.m., at the Rescue Mission at 90 Lafayette Street in lower Manhattan. The event is observed in over 170 cities across North America on the winter solstice, December 21, the longest night of the year, to remember those who passed away in our community during the year without stable housing.
The Memorial features an observance during which the names of homeless people who died in 2015 in New York City are read aloud, information about the person is projected on a screen, a bell tolls and a candle is lit. Those reading names will include currently or were formerly homeless people as well as advocates, community leaders and public officials. Several people being memorialized will be eulogized at the observance.
The program includes a "Wall of Remembrance" listing the names to be memorialized. All people attending will have the opportunity to add names and publicly remember those people during the observance. The program is sponsored and managed by client leaders of Care for the Homeless and the New York City Rescue Mission and their staffs, and clients and advocates from other organizations.
The program will feature music, entertainment and food. A full meal will be served following the observance. The event is free and open to the public. Please contact Jeff Foreman or Dominiq Williams at Care for the Homeless (212-366-4459) with any questions.
Monday, 21 December, 2015
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